Update on energy drinks and youth

Academic Article


  • Energy drinks are attractive and readily available in every grocery store and gas station. While most youth verbalize an understanding that too much caffeine is bad for one's health, at an age of multiple demands, an over-the-counter offer of increased energy and alertness is hard to ignore. What makes energy drinks different from regular coffee? Although the heavily caffeinated drinks promise increased energy and stamina and are loaded with healthy natural ingredients, excessive consumption is of concern on many levels. This article will discuss some of the effects of excessive caffeine, as well as risks associated with energy drinks mixed with alcohol. © SLACK Incorporated.
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    Author List

  • Fogger S; McGuinness TM
  • Start Page

  • 17
  • End Page

  • 19
  • Volume

  • 49
  • Issue

  • 12